High ram usage/no windows update

I am having very high ram usage and unable to download any windows updates. I checked the processes and
svchost.EXE is running at over 1,400,000k when I check the services running under it they are:

This has been going on for a very long time like a couple months I have tried reinstalling windows recently and still no fix. I can stop the service through the services.msc and change background intelligent and windows update and I will get my ram back but when I restart the services the problem comes back and I cannot update windows. any ideas how to fix?

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Windows Forum Team
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This is the windows background downloader so I would first assume your system is downloading windows 10 for you... have you got gwx.exe?

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